Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade is the New All-Natural, Zero-Sugar Drink Box for Kids

October 1, 2014

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Leaf & Love Inc. has squeezed new life into a traditional kid¹s beverage with the first all-natural, zero-sugar, organic lemonade “juice box.”

The love affair with lemonade may be as American as apple pie.  What often starts with children setting up summertime lemonade stands develops into a lifelong appreciation of this sweet and tangy treat.  However, if you remove the lemon flavor, yellow food coloring, artificial sweeteners and water from traditional lemonade products, what is left is a cup halfway filled with sugar or corn syrup.

Leaf & Love was created when two moms-on-a-mission and friends since childhood, Amy DiBianca and Sara Williams-Curran, took to their kitchens to develop a delicious zero-sugar alternative to the current array of high-sugar, empty calorie children¹s beverages. This endeavor was largely inspired by Sara¹s five-year-old daughter¹s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes, and by Amy¹s perpetual search for wholesome and delicious nutrition for her four-year-old son.  After a tireless search, they found the beverage’s “sweet spot” by combining the highest quality and best tasting organic stevia to naturally sweeten their lemonade. Their recipe quickly became a hit in their communities. Soon, Amy and Sara joined forces to bring a better beverage to families everywhere. Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade offers the perfect balance of sweet and sensible in every box.

Made with love in California using just a handful of ingredients, including 100% USDA organic lemon juice, organic lemon juice concentrate and organic stevia, Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade delivers all the flavor of a sweet and tangy lemonade with the added benefits of being zero-sugar and providing 15% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. The lemonade is also non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and fits within the American Heart Association’s recommended nutritional guidelines of only 10 to 12 daily grams of added sugar for kids.

Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade is sold as a case of 4×8 packs (32 juice boxes) on Amazon for $28.96 and will be available at select retail locations soon.  The company has also launched an online campaign Our Kids Are Sweet Enough, encouraging parents to learn more about sugar alternatives, which can be found at www.leafandlove.com and www.facebook.com/leafandlove.

About Leaf & Love 

The Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade mission is to provide families with a delicious alternative to the current array of high sugar children¹s food and beverages.  By putting only the highest quality ingredients into our zero-sugar USDA organic products, the company is committed to becoming a household name in healthier choices for children with the perfect balance of sweet and sensible lemonade.  Leaf & Love Inc. started in 2013 when life-long friends Sara Williams-Curran and Amy DiBianca joined forces.  They were united by a passion for a natural and healthy lifestyle, further fueled when Sara’s daughter received a shocking diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.  Sara, a celebrated school teacher, and Amy, a veteran television actress, realized there was a tremendous need for all-natural and organic kid’s beverages that had zero sugar and did not contain artificial sweeteners or chemicals. Their quest for wholesome and delicious nutrition for their children continues to inspire new kitchen creations for future products.

 

 

A Perfect Southern California Staycation: The Langham Huntington

September 29, 2014

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Last week, GLA was invited to landmark hotel, The Langham Huntington for a luxurious, overnight stay to check out the grounds.  And there is more to it than elegant ballrooms and a venue fit for a wedding or celebration. There are seriously not enough adjectives to describe this magical place.

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What I loved most ? That although The Langham Huntington is a palatial property, there is a boutique quality to it. You feel like you are tucked away somewhere remote and beautiful. The suites are beautifully and tastefully decorated. I personally loved that the outlets were high enough to plug in my phone next to the bed without having to be a contortionist just to get a little juice. continue reading

Best food travel totes and bags for fitness, sport and workout

September 28, 2014

If you’re a mom – you may be obsessed with lunch totes like I am.  I literally get goose bumps when I find a new lunch packing solution that WORKS. Imagine the chills, when I was introduced to Fitmark’s exquisite line of food totes and diet delivery systems (!!).  All I can say is, take a look and check out the specs below. This bag, called The Box, is my family go-to.  I have the large and my 3rd grader daughter still wants to take it to school and show off all it’s cool components. (Even though it’s way too big for her needs!)  If you travel to work or bring your lunch – behold. It’s a life saver. If you are on any sort of meal plan or do diet replacements shakes and supplements – wait until you see what comes inside it!  The Box LG

Manage your meals like you manage your life: efficient, organized, and smart. Introducing The Box LG: a revolutionary food organizer that fits into your busy life. It’s lightweight, portable, with tough ballistic nylon and a heavy-duty strap. Easily organize your meals with four large seal-tight containers, two cool packs (one that is TSA approved), a patented shaker bottle with custom vitamin and protein mix organizer, and exterior sleeves for your water bottle and workout journal. It even has swivel-action center dividers that pivots for maximum organization. The Box LG makes it simple to go to work, hit the gym and still have a healthy meal eight hours later. The ultimate health management system? It’s in The Box LG.

  • Key Features
    • 4 Seal-Tight Meal Containers, BPA Free
    • Custom Shaker Bottle with vitamin and protein mix organizer, BPA Free
    • 2 high quality Ice Packs (1 LG and 1 MED – TSA Approved)
    • Keeps food fresh, longer
    • Lightweight, portable
    • Exterior pocket for your water bottle
    • Swivel action center dividers for organization
    • Back side pocket for your workout and diet journal
    • Interior labeled inspiration
    • Luggage strap and attachment
    • Made with high-grade ballistic nylon or polyester

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Update Your Nest

September 19, 2014

Just as your wardrobe calls for a fall update, so does your home. A new French Velvet scented candle can make a world of difference, and don’t forget about the kitchen. It needs a little chic in its life too! Check out our latest picks to spruce up and update the nest.
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(1) Belle & June Geometric Cotton Blanket (2) French Velvet Candle by Hillhouse Naturals (3) Pineapple lamp (4) Heirloom Kitchen Set by Murchison-Hume for goop (5) Hue by Kelly Wearstler (6) Ceramic Bossy Mug by Miss Poppy Design

By Jennifer Rose

A DAY OF BEAUTY WITH LIVELOVESPA.COM

September 18, 2014

244857471,2C6CFDE34742CCA9AFFWe gathered for a day of pampering and relaxation at the celebrity studded Second Annual LIVELOVESPA.COM SPLASH! Media event yesterday at the Spa at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. We along with E!’s Untold Maria Menounos, Scandal’s Bellamy Young and Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Janel Parrish were treated with 30 minute spa and mini treatments from a selection of the most exciting brands within the spa industry. continue reading